St. Paul Lutheren Church & School

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1.   We pray for our Family of Faith: remembering those celebrating birthdays this week: Mark Denney, Ray Hoppe, Jr., Pastor Ed Mease, Matthew Burgess, Joey Denney, Regan Powell, Roxie Summers, Lindsey Watkins, Luella Madison, Megan Hochard, Lucey Tucker, Michael Beemer, Judy White, Briggs Wilson, Britan Dietsch, Gail Klotz, and Madison Lovelace.  God be with you!

2.   We lift up our loved ones with health concerns:

+ Jon Zimmer (following surgery for a herniated disc at KU Med this past Thursday)

      + Carl Jones (Kraig Elmer's cousin, hospitalized on ventilator due to blood-clots in lung)

     + Shirley Jobe (slowly recovering from pain and discomfort with fractured ribs/vertebrae)

+ Joey Pagel (Darryl's sister-in-law, suffers dementia, for strength during physical therapy)

     + Sara Cayson (friend of Emilee Summers, testing due to suspicion of uterine cancer)

      + Krystal Roberts (niece of Darl & Roxie Summers, undergoing treatment for addiction)

      + Julie Zimmer (awaiting news from exploratory surgery, due to continuing abdominal pain)

and those who battle cancer: Doris Akin; Tom Alcorn; Jody Barnhart; Bobbie Belaski; Joie Biswell; Jeff Borrink; Kathy Boyer; Vara Ditty; Terry Fender; Sean Fisher; Tara Fouch; Aedan Gibson; Pat Griffee; Sabrina Handke; Emily Heaton; Wanda Hoover; Lexi Hugel; Mary Johnson; David Keithley; Walt Kloster; Linda Koenig; Katherine Hall Kohler; Marv Kohlmeier; Megan Langley; Mike Latham; Don Long; Denise Lopez; Jordan Lyle; Joan Bacon Martin; Bev Matney; Karen McNeese; Sheila Mossman; Neil; Angela Newman; Wayne Nighbert; Paul Pennington; Linda Persky; Diane Pool; Paul Prentiss; Mike Price; Lori Richardson; JD (John) Rink; Star Roberts; Ray Roldan; Bernie Roller; Jacqui Sahadevan; Richard Schmuldt; Kent Seeler; Jeremiah Shanahan; Gay Lea Shaw; Sherrie Taylor; Brad Vermaas; Vicky; Mike Vieux; Mary Ann Webber; Dave Wells; Gary Whitby; David White; Stacy Wicker; Dave Wilmetti; Doris Woodward; Jackie Wozney

3.   We seek the Lord's blessing for:  … Katherine de la Cruz (& her family), at the death of her paternal step-grandmother, Sue Gebhardt; … young Kaydence Kessler, premature granddaughter of Ed & Lisa Dane, who continues to thrive in NICU at Shawnee Mission Medical Center.  The Lord is with you all!

4.   We raise up our efforts in sharing the Gospel in both our joint ministry as a congregation, and in our individual opportunities to share the faith, especially:  … seeking the Lord's guidance as we seek to fill principal and teacher vacancies for the next school year; … lifting up the work of our Kansas District, as we meet in Convention this coming week;  … and, in our support of Guinea Missions during the month of May (so far in May, we have given $658.98 – which, by the generosity of the Barbara Young Estate, will be doubled to more than $1300).  Let's cultivate awesome relationships for eternity!

5.   We pray for our Nation: seeking the Lord's blessing:  … upon our Supreme Court justices, as they prepare their ruling on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage;  … for those in our Armed Forces – especially those departing this summer from Ft. Leavenworth: John & Stephanie Cavedo (to the War College; Carlisle, PA); Ben & Leah Ecklor (Ben to Syracuse University; Leah & children home to Ft. Wayne, IN); Roger & Leah Fringer (to Jacksonville NAS, FL); Scott & Lina Jensen (to Keesler AFB, Biloxi, MS);Zach & Terra Shields (to Ft. Hood, TX); Greg & Katherine Stricker (to Ft. Belvoir, VA);   Ted & Jennifer Thomas (also to the War College; Carlisle, PA); Wes & Leslie Wilson (to Eglin AFB, Valparaiso, FL) – as-well-as those serving deployments:  Cliff Cribb &Travis Connell, in Afghanistan; and Brad Pflugradt, at RAF Mildenhall, England. God Bless America!